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“Good food, comfortable family atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cherry Creek Catfish Co.

Cherry Creek Catfish Co.
5712 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78745-3635
512-440-8810
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Ranked #247 of 2,938 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food, comfortable family atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

South Austin location that is off the normal tourist track. Great fried foods served in plentiful portions. I highly recommend the chicken fried steak, the catfish, and the crawfish tails. Everything is served fresh and hot, with all the friendliness of a family reunion. My only complaint is that the tables are so close together, you almost feel like you are dining with your neighbors. Don't go for the atmosphere - go for the food! Carryout is available and very convenient.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“I love this place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

I grew up just outside of Austin and have since moved away but go back several times a year to visit family and friends. During my visits it has become a tradition of sorts to drive down to South Austin to Cherry Creek where they make every effort to 'Keep South Austin Fried.' Why go back time and time again for over a 10 year period (I think the first time I went there was in 2000)? Simple. Few places fry catfish better. Their cornmeal batter is amazing with the perfect blend of spices. They use the same batter when they fry okra and green tomatoes (even typing this makes my mouth water). My favorite dinner order is the fried catfish plate that comes with fried catfish, hushpuppies, fries, coleslaw and baked beans. I am not a huge fan of coleslaw but theirs is exceptional. Finally, no dinner at Cherry Creek would be complete without Peach Cobbler for dessert and theirs does not fail to meet even the most skeptical cobbler eater.

The exterior location is nothing special. It is located across from a high school in a (somewhat) rundown shopping center. Cherry Creek is the shining gem of the group. The interior decor is a bit hookie but appropriate for the menu..... fish nets and hooks, a huge catfish mural, etc.

The service is decent but nothing to write home about.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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